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Mailbag: Historically Speaking, How Good Are the 2010 Padres at Run Prevention?

Here’s a fun one from Nathan K. in Chicago, who writes: This Padres team is allowing very few runs. I believe as of the 119th game, only 401. It is my understanding that the record in a 162 game season is 472 by the 1968 Cardinals, which featured none other than Bob Gibson, and is [...]

Padres Acquire Ludwick

The Padres acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals in a three-way deal that also sent Indians right-hander Jake Westbrook to St. Louis. The Padres sent minor-league right-hander Corey Kluber to Cleveland and minor-league left-hander Nick Greenwood to the Cardinals. Ludwick is the second right-handed bat acquired by GM Jed Hoyer in the days (and [...]

Friday Links (14 May 10)

Before we get to the links, I should say something about Mat Latos’ near perfection on Thursday. Like everyone else in San Diego, I didn’t see the game. After his last two starts, we can all agree that Latos doesn’t need more seasoning at Triple-A. To maintain some perspective, those two starts came against teams [...]

The Game, It Was on the TV

I watched a few innings of the Padres split-squad game against Cleveland on TV Wednesday night. It was 1-1 in the second when I turned it on, 10-2 in the sixth when I turned it off to pick up Mrs. Ducksnorts from the airport. Some observations: For whatever reason, the Indians feed was being broadcast [...]

Positive Negative Man

In my experience, things usually are neither as bad nor as good as they seem to be. When the Padres lost 99 games in 2008, many people abandoned hope. I wasn’t one of them and predicted 75 wins in 2009, which is precisely what we got. (In the interest of full disclosure, I’d predicted 87 [...]

Here, There, and Everywhere

My latest article at Hardball Times looks back at a 1989 game in which the Cleveland Indians collected six hits, all home runs. Joe Carter knocked three of them. Carter, you may recall, came to San Diego the following year and gave a convincing demonstration of how utterly useless the RBI statistic is. Ten men [...]

Congratulations, It’s a Center Fielder

One of the few pleasant surprises in a miserable season has been the resurrection of Jody Gerut’s career. Gerut, who hadn’t played in the big leagues since 2005, signed a minor-league contract with the Padres back in January. Talk about under the radar. As Mick Jagger once sang, “I’ve got no expectations.” It’s not like [...]

Fried Twinkies, Arizona Fall League, and Servers

In the “Disgusting-But-I-Just-Might-Have-To-Try-It” department, we have fried Twinkies. Yikes… Blogging is kind of like a virus that just keeps on spreading. I ran a Google search on Ducksnorts, and here are some sites that link to me: Hoo Boy! Cleveland Indians Report Detroit Tigers Weblog America’s Pastime Casa de los Padres People’s Republic of Seabrook [...]